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  1. Improve content types and content type hub-functionality

    Content types:

    Enable content type-based default values in addition to site column-based and location-based default values. Allow farm administrators to specify which takes priority in cases of conflict (and make them function reagardless of if the user creates a new document from the ribbon, uploads it or drag-and-drops it into the library)

    Enable all and any sharepoint columns to be displayed, and when applicable edited, from within the document (not just in the ribbon). For example give us the option to automatically propagate your new unique farm-wide document ID-based url in the actual document content. would be fantastic for users…

    23 votes
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    3 comments  ·  Other  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  2. PowerBI and Sharepoint Image Permission Integration

    When using a SharePoint Online list as a data source in PowerBI, image links do not work unless you are revealing the PowerBI dashboard inside a SharePoint page. (for more details, see links to PowerBI community discussions at the bottom of this post)

    The only way to make them work today is to change the permissions individually, at an item-level, for every linked image. This is not practical.

    Essentially, my dashboard works within SharePoint, but not PowerBI natively, and I am not able to consider extending it to other products such as Cortana.

    I could go through all sorts of…

    22 votes
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    0 comments  ·  Integration with Other products  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  3. excel service should be ported with on Prem version.

    excel service should be ported with on Prem version. So that the organization which has which have policy restrictions will able to enjoy powerView and PowerPivot easily. It should not be limited to office online.

    22 votes
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  4. Keep public sites availalbe for any SharePoint Online subscription

    This is a great feature and we don't want it taken away.

    22 votes
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    5 comments  ·  Office 365 SharePoint Tenant Admin  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  5. Folder level restore/ versioning in SP

    Would like to see folder level restore functionality in SP online. Currently a large gap between file level restore and using the MS site collection restore.
    Seems a real drop off compared to the on prem SBS servers MS are encouraging us to replace with SP, and one of my big worries WRT cryptolocker infecting a whole site

    21 votes
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    3 comments  ·  Backup/Restore/High Availability  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  6. Enable Termstore backup/restore in SharePoint Online

    Enable Termstore backup/restore in SharePoint Online

    21 votes
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  7. Enable "Content Viewer" reports so we can see who has viewed docs for Audit purpoes

    The Audit Trail Functionality feature within Microsoft Office 365 does not currently allow “Content Viewer” reports to be produced. Further to discussions with Microsoft Technical Support Engineer, there are no plans to have this feature enabled.Can you please look into enabling this feature as this is extremely important when auditing sites and looking at who has viewed documents.

    21 votes
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    0 comments  ·  Auditing & Compliance  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  8. Show the access request email address on the Access Denied screen and/or a custom message

    When users request access they might not get a response back from the site's owner. This is typically the case in large companies where people come and go often. Also site owners aren't on the hook to respond because they know users aren't aware the email was sent to them. The end result is a flood of tickets to the SP admin to provide access.

    Also what would be nice is a option next to the access request email address button where you can leave a custom message at the site level so it shows on the access denied screen.…

    21 votes
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  9. Increase SharePoint Calendar Overlay more than 10

    Can you allow more than 10 calendar overlay in SharePoint to integrate on 1 master calendar?

    21 votes
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  10. Upgrade V2V or B2B

    Will like to smooth process and see less down time when upgrade from 2013 to 2016 or installing patches/SPs.

    21 votes
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  11. the error “Someone else has this workbook locked”

    When editing in Excel Online, the error “Someone else has this workbook locked” occurs sometimes.
    It might be locked on the server side, due to internet communication speed, unexpected PC shutdown or browser working stopped.
    When editing in Excel, the error “Upload failed. The server version of this file was updated by another author.” occurs sometimes.
    The file could not be closed properly for unexpected reasons and be locked on the server side.
    I really need you to improve this function that either make files cannot be locked or tell me the way how to unlock the files from the…

    20 votes
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    2 comments  ·  Database  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  12. Data leackage prevention for OneDrive for Business Client sync

    Currently you can sync multiple SharePoint libraries from different tenants in OneDrive for Business. To prevent data leakage it would be helpful for my organization to restrict the synchronization to just specific tenants (maybe based on the tenant GUID).

    20 votes
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    2 comments  ·  Security  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  13. Expand SPO Powershell Capability

    Current PowerShell cmdlets available to administer SharePoint Online don't have enough functionality at or below the Site Collection level.

    I would like to see more of the on-prem cmdlet functionality migrated to SPO to be able to gather configuration data, site hierarchy, site / document library permissions, and other such information to quickly build documentation and reports.

    Having to learn and use CSOM seems like a step backwards.

    20 votes
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    0 comments  ·  SharePoint PowerShell  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  14. Add preview and thumbnail features to document library

    Some handwriting documents are scaned as images in order to put on my SharePoint site along with some Word documents, instead of moving back and forth between document Library and picture Library while browsing the datas, I prefer to put my images and documents in a single document Library. However, when I did this, I found that the image preview and thumbnail preview is not available in a document Library( I have added the image content type to the document Library ), I could add a preview column to the list view of document Library but the preview image just…

    19 votes
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  15. Outlook 2016 - Attach SharePoint File permissions

    When a user uses the "Attach File" in Outlook 2016 and chooses a file on SharePoint online they are asked to allow recipients edit or view to the file. Can we have SharePoint check the permissions of the recipient rather than the sender? Currently if the sender does not have rights to make security changes to a Site, List or Library the sender gets and email with the following:

    "You don't have permission to give others access to this file.
    The message was sent, but the following people might not be able to access the attachment:"

    Sender will get this…

    19 votes
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    3 comments  ·  Integration with Other products  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  16. Roll out ALL changes to the Canary tenant before global roll out

    It is very helpful that Microsoft makes a 'Canary Tenant' available to test existing solutions with upcoming changes to the platform. This helps us to catch potential breaking changes early.

    However, it turns out that only new functionality is rolled out to the Canary Tenant, not other changes. For example this caused major problems with our customers when Code Based sand-boxed solutions were discontinued without adequate warning (other than a general announcement a couple of years earlier without a specific date).

    Please roll out ALL non-emergency changes to the Canary Tenant before rolling them out globally.

    19 votes
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  17. Allow CSP Delegated Admins to Manage Modern Sites

    As a CSP, receiving delegated admin access from a customer does not allow you to access modern site collections (Communication sites, modern Team Sites).

    Delegated admin allows you to access the SharePoint admin centers for both classic and modern sites. In classic, if a site collection has Company Administrator as a site collection admin, a CSP user with delegated admin has rights to the site collection.

    In the new SharePoint Admin Center, Company Administrator cannot be added as a site collection admin for modern sites, nor can anyone add my account as a site collection admin because my account is…

    18 votes
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  18. Custom no-reply@sharepointonline.com email address

    Is there any way of getting SharePoint to send the notifications from an email address that is unique for each customer?
    I.e. instead of no-reply@sharepointonline.com which is generic, something like no-reply@<customer>.sharepointonline.com or <customer>-no-reply@sharepointonline.com or something similar.

    18 votes
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  19. Sharepoint Child Items Permission flag

    In UI we have option to grant permission to child items along with the folder permission using the checkbox "Share everything in this folder, even items with unique permission". However there is no api available for sharing permission for child items via api/ CSOM.

    It would be better to have this feature.

    18 votes
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    0 comments  ·  SharePoint Upgrade  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  20. send alerts to O365 distribution lists in SharePoint online

    SharePoint Online should be able to send emails or alerts to O365 distribution groups in the same tenant.

    18 votes
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